Like you, I have to have some for my face frame and for general frizz control. I don't use a great deal, though - maybe a nickel size amount of BRHG or a quarter size of LALSG.

Never used gel at all before going mod-CG - I always used to us use thin sculpting lotions, curl cremes, or sometimes mousses followed by hairspray. Now I seldom use hairspray because of the alcohol, thus, the use of the gel for hold.
2C/3A/3B - modified CG - fairly fine now, normal/low porosity/normal elasticity

Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated or Aim2Health 'poos for scalp, Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite,CJ Pattern Pusha,, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically

HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing w/360o diffuser then clips/clamps & air dry. Newly gray - stopped my henna glosses!